MARKET REPORT – TUESDAY 4th MAY 2021.
May Prize Show & Sale of Geld Gimmer Hoggs & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot, together with Weekly Sale of Ewes with Lambs at Foot.
Forward: 2,552 Breeding Sheep.
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SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT ON TUESDAY NEXT WEEK:
Tuesday 11th May – Weekly Sale at 11am. Entries to the Mart Office by Friday Lunchtime please for inclusion in the catalogue listing. Thankyou.
A large entry for this years Special May Prize Sale of Breeding Sheep with the usual excellent consignments of Hoggs with Lambs and geld gimmer hoggs forward for sale, witnessed by a large crowd of buyers present to scoop up the sheep on offer, even despite the inclement cold spring and relative shortage of grazing compared to other years.
The day started with Geld Gimmer Hoggs, and trade was always going to be sharp given the strength of the current prime market. Continental Hoggs created much interest and peaked at £510 each for Beltex’s from Daffyd Lewis, Brecon. Others from the same home at £420, £380 twice and £360. Hywell Williams was close behind at £300. A few Suffolk Mules at £165, Texel Mules £150/£160, whilst stronger Mule Gimmer Hoggs £140 plus peaking at £150 from David Wood for the 1st prize pen, and also £150 from Donald Sunderland Halton East and Nick & Jackie Dalby of Darley, nice sorts were £130/£135.
Continental Hoggs and Suffolk Mule Hoggs with lambs found a very good enquiry with trade on a high note all day. Messrs Stapleton Skipton took first prize honours and headed the sale at £360 per outfit with the first prize pen, purchased by George Cropper Baxenden. Messrs Stapleton sold 7 pens in total from £280 to £360. Hywell Williams sold a Black Beltex Hogg with a Black Beltex Gimer Lamb at Foot for £350. The next grade of good White Faced Hoggs with lambs were £230/£260, and commercials sorts £190/£220. Texels averaged £226. Beltex av £240.
Several runs of nice Suffolk Mule Hoggs with lambs £220 to £240 showing increased interest in this breed at Skipton, with the first prize pen from B&LN Dibb Otley making £240 per outfit. Suffolks averaged £224.
Mule Hoggs and lambs found a rather more selective trade though which was certainly more weather dependant. Best Outfits could reach around £190 to £200, with a few show pens making more, whilst commercial outfits were generally £170 to £185. Mules averaged £183.
Cheviot Mules with Singles sold to £195.
All hoggs with lambs forward averaged £208.
Shearlings and Ewes with Lambs provided a good amount of variation with best Continentals, Mules and Horned all in the mix. Best Continental Ewes with Twins could make £280 upto £330 from George Hamlet of Chipping and £320 from Sid Moore Bedale, and plenty in the £240/£270 region if strong enough to match the price. Commercial outfits £200. Singles could command £180 upto £230 for best end from Hywell Williams, commercial goods £150 to £180. A good run of Suffolk Mule Shearlings with twins made £290 from Matt Reeday in Hetton.
Nice outfits of younger flock aged Mules £220 to £240, Older sorts £175 to £210 depending on quality. Singles could make £150 to £180 for strong lambs.
As part of today’s sale there were also 2 sheep sold in memory of Hannah Brown and the proceeds have gone to Eden Valley YFC, based in Appleby in Westmorland where it is hoped Hannah’s daughter Millie will join the YFC in future years.
First up was a Blue Texel Gimmer Hogg from Hywel Williams which was sold 5 times in total and purchased in turn and re offered by: W&M Bland £320, Robert Atkinson Scorton £300, Andrew Philips Burton Leonard £300, Martin & Val Brown Leyburn £220 and eventually went home with Karen & David Shuttleworth Gargrave for £220 who have aptly given it the name, Millie.
Second up was a Swaledale Ewe with Single lamb donated by Richard Lancaster Clitheroe and it sold 3 times in total, first for £300 purchased by Harry Wood of Bowland Foods, then by CCM for £280 and it went home with I&P Brown of Ravenstonedale for £300.
Massive thanks to all involved.
NEXT SALE – Tuesday 12th May
WEEKLY SALE OF 400 OUTFITS OF HOGGS SHLGS & EWES WITH LAMBS AT FOOT
(Entries close Friday 7th May at 4pm – Please call Mart Office)
Geld Mule Hoggs (Judge – M Middleton)
1st D Wood
2nd DW Sunderland
3rd D Wood
Mule Hoggs & Lambs (Judge – A Mason)
1st RG Johnson
2nd D Gratton
3rd GB Moorhouse
Cont Hoggs & Lambs (Judge – M Middleton)
1st KG Stapleton
2nd KG Stapleton
3rd E Crisp
Suffolk Hoggs & Lambs (Judge – M Middleton)
1st B&LN Dibb
2nd S&RE Williamson
3rd B&LN Dibb
Geld Texel Hoggs to £420 av £145 JA&AM Lewis
Geld Mule Hoggs to £150 av £128 DR&JE Wood
Geld Suffolk Hoggs to £165 B&LN Dibb
Geld Masham Hoggs to £130 PL Lofthouse
Geld Swaledale Hoggs to £80 J Rayner
Geld Cheviot Hoggs to £152 av £150 HW Williams
Geld Beltex Hoggs to £510 av £266 JA&AM Lewis
Texel Hoggs & Single to £360 av £226 KG Stapleton
Texel Hoggs & Twins to £235 SJ Buckley
Texel Shlg & Single to £195 av £177 Winsbury Farm
Texel Shlg & Twins to £280 av £253 G Hamlet
Texel Ewe & Single to £235 av £205 RD Metcalfe
Texel Ewe & Twins to £330 av £260 G Hamlet
Mule Hoggs & Single to £205 av £182 RG Johnson & Son
Mule Hoggs & Twins to £210 D Gratton
Mule Shlgs & Singles to £180 av £166 S Foster
Mule Shlgs & Twins to £240 av £223 G Fairburn
Mule Ewe & Single to £180 av £159 G Fairburn
Mule Ewe & Twins to £220 av £191 IH Barker
Suffolk Hoggs & Singles to £240 av £224 B&LN Dibb
Suffolk Shlg & Twins to £290 F Reeday & Son
Suffolk Ewe & Twins to £185 H Hitchen
Beltex Hoggs & Single to £350 av £240 HW Williams
Beltex Shlg & Single to £180 av £167 HW WIlliams
Beltex Ewe & Single to £195 av £163 HW Williams
Beltex Ewe & Twins to £295 av £260 S Moore
Cheviot Hoggs & Single to £195 HW Williams
Cheviot Shlg & Twins to £235 HW Williams
Cheviot Ewe & Single to £170 HW Williams
Cheviot Ewe & Twins to £155 AG Horn
Swaledale Ewe & Single to £300 av £117 R Lancaster sold for Charity
Swaledale Ewe & Twins to £190 av £146 T Lancaster
Blue du Maine Ewe & Single to £205 S Moore
Blue du Maine Ewe & Twins to £320 S Moore
Down x Ewe & Twins to £215 IH Barker
Blue Texel Shlg & Single to £205 Winsbury Farm
Blue Texel Shlg & Twins to £265 Winsbury Farm
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